Tottenham’s bid to replace Jose Mourinho has turned to the man he replaced at AS Roma, with Spurs reportedly in advanced talks with Paulo Fonseca.
Sky In Italy have claimed that Fonseca will join Spurs on a three-year contract.
The Londoners had also reportedly been keen on Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers who reiterated his commitments to the Foxes after their fifth-place league finish, along with ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino who is at PSG nowadays.
Former Juventus transfer chief Fabio Paratici is expected to take over as Spurs new sporting director and he has allegedly been involved in seeking out Fonseca.
Fonseca has previously managed FC Porto, Pacos Ferreira and Braga in his native Portugal, while he led Shakhtar Donetsk from 2016 to 2019 before taking over at Roma in 2019.
He has had some success across his managerial career, mostly with Shakhtar where he won the league and cup double three times.
The Portuguese failed to take Roma back into the UEFA Champions League during his two seasons in charge, although they made the Europa League semi-finals and finished fifth in his debut Serie A campaign.
Spurs star forward Harry Kane has been linked with an exit, although that decision allegedly hinged on the club’s new managerial appointment.